Dancing in Place is a partnership between non-profit dance organisation, MyDance Alliance and art festival, Urbanscapes that will feature performances by various dance groups like Balletbase and ASWARA over three weekends (future shows on 11th, 17th & 18th November) at the River of Life bridge area, in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur.
Our era of the 2000s and 2010s has been a glorious mess in the age of the internet, with its avant garde styles, eclectic mix of music and chaotic meme humour. It’s wonderful in its own right but we are also a nostalgic generation, longing for the big trendsetting moves of the 80s and the psychedelia of the 70s (without all the racism and sexism of course). But many of us miss a time we’ve only ever heard of through record players and hit HBO shows: the classy, jazzy, martini club legacy of the 60s. Specifically, the swingin’ Rat Pack music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.
If you’re looking for fun and excitement as the end of the week approaches, check out Pasaraye 2018, happening on the 8th and 9th of June!
MERDEKARYA, The Gaslight Café, Minut Init, The Bee, RAW Art Space, ATASbyBijanFX, and many more. Indie hotspots like these have gained their own cultural significance within Kuala Lumpur and have become iconic places to perform, whether you’re a seasoned artist or are just starting out. Places like these are important. It’s important to have a place to experiment with your individual sense of music when the mainstream market is saturated with whatever sells best these days – candy pop, love songs or a beat you can dance to.